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"Better than Potatoes" Cheesy Cauliflower Puree


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  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 2 Tbl butter
  • 2 ounces dubliner or other sharp cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste


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Step 1

Clean and trim the cauliflower, breaking it into medium sized pieces. Place in a microwave safe bowl with 1/3 cup of cream and 1 Tbl of butter. Microwave, uncovered, on high for five minutes. Stir to coat cauliflower with cream/butter mixture. Microwave for another 4 minutes on high. Remove from the microwave and put into a high speed blender or food processor with the rest of the butter and the cheese. Puree until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste. You can adjust the cream and butter to your preference. Mmm, mmm, good!

** Update: I made this for lunch and I'm eating it now - bliss! I realized that Dubliner Irish Cheese may not be available everywhere so I made this batch with extra sharp white cheddar and it's just as yummy! So if you can't find the Dubliner or just don't want to pay the extra for it, go for the extra sharp cheddar - easier to find and tastes great!

*** 2nd Update: I've made this sooo many times now and still love it! Some posters have complained about graininess and that may be from your cheese not melting if your cauli is cooling off during the processing time. I've been popping it back in the microwave for a minute AFTER I blend everything together and it makes a huge difference. Try it!


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